Report: Trump To Allow Pollard To Travel To Israel For Opening Of Jerusalem Embassy

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According to multiple Israeli media reports, President Trump is considering allowing Jonathan Pollard to travel to Israel for the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.

Intelligence Minister and transport Minister Yisrael Katz, spoke to Channel 10 and said “I understand that there is a high probability that Jonathan Pollard will come to Israel for the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.”

Channel 2 and Channel 13 also had reports of Pollard coming to Israel.

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Pollard, who was released on November 2015, cannot leave US soil under his parole terms.

A federal appeals court in May 2017 rejected a bid by Jonathan Pollard, the former U.S. Navy intelligence officer who served 30 years in prison after being convicted of spying for Israel, to relax his parole conditions.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said the U.S. Parole Commission acted within its discretion in requiring Pollard to wear an electronic tracking device, obey a curfew, and allow his computers to be monitored.

Pollard’s lawyers have reportedly said his parole conditions have prevented him from getting a job.

(Chaim Shapiro – YWN)

7 COMMENTS

  1. Pollard was idiot for spying and an even bigger idiot when between conviction and sentencing he went to the media to attack the Justice system, enraging the judge and prosecutors.

    That said, let him go.

  2. Hero??
    30+ years later, Jews serving in or seeking high-security federal jobs are still under a cloud of suspicion for split loyalties. Jews in America don’t regard someone who sold their nation’s top secret information as a hero. Yes, he was wrongly sentenced, but that doesn’t change what he did.

  3. If Jonathan Pollard betrayed the Mossad instead of American intelligence, the only question remaining would have been what to tell his widow. Israel was very foolish to subsidize his treason, and should on no account allow him to be at the opening of the embassy.

  4. If Trump delivers on Pollard this will be the third greatest thing he has done for Yiden (Yrushalyaim, Rubashkin). I am sure this will upset some left wing liberal misguided individuals on this forum.

  5. Chaim Eliezer
    I guess itis good YOU don’t make these decisions
    He paid for whatever he did many times and hte verdict itself was due to antiSemitism
    Don’t u think the guy has suffered enough?
    Anyway, what does America get by not letting him leave the country?
    I would think the USA would be pleased if he came on Aliya…..
    Do u think that the USA doesn’t have “spies” in the Israeli establishment?
    I understand that spying on “frirndly” countries is the norm